Are You at Risk For Diabetes and Not Know it? 10 Signs to Look For

Jun 26, 2019 8:56:46 AM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Family Medicine, Health Tips

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According to the CDC, over 9% of Americans are living with diabetes. This illness is becoming increasingly common, with 1.5 million Americans being diagnosed with diabetes every year.

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Preventing Heart Disease and Common Cancers in Men

Jun 5, 2019 7:43:25 AM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Family Medicine, Health Tips, Men's Health

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It's Men's Health Month, and to keep yourself or the men in your life around as long as possible, it's important to take preventative measures against the top two diseases that are fatal to men: heart disease and cancer.

When you combine the two, heart disease and cancer are responsible for half of all men's deaths in the United States, making it well worth your while to combat their development.

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4 Medical Screenings You Should Have Every Year

May 15, 2019 10:22:45 AM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Family Medicine, Health Tips

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Everyone should make time for their health. Scheduling your annual screenings are important because they help detect medical problems and abnormalities. Getting into the habit of receiving these tests can be lifesaving.

There are many different types of screenings tests out there such as cancer, hearing health, and bone density. Depending on your age, you may or may not need to have these tests completed annually; however, there are specific tests that you should have done no matter your age.

So, what types of screenings should you have every year? Read on to learn about 4 tests you need.

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How to Spot Skin Cancer

May 8, 2019 8:09:06 AM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Family Medicine, Health Tips

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As temperatures warm up, more and more people will be heading outdoors. Unfortunately, being outside means exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. This exposure puts many people at risk of developing skin cancer.

Learn about the different types of skin cancer and how to prevent getting this disease.

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10 Common Foot Disorders

Apr 10, 2019 1:00:54 PM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Family Medicine, Health Tips

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Your feet are made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons. They get you from one place to another, but they also take a lot of daily abuse.

On average, a person will walk roughly 100,000 miles in their lifetime, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

Whether you’re walking, running, or jumping, your feet are constantly subjected to risk of damage or injury. With such a complex system of tissues and the amount of weight we place on our feet every day, it’s no surprise that nearly everyone will experience a foot problem at some point in their lifetime.

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